And we thought Luke was the only one we had to worry about.
Chris Harrison told us to rest up during Part 1 of “The Bachelorette” season finale – and now we know why.
After a heartbreaking episode Monday night, where Hannah sent Peter the pilot packing and didn’t have enough clarity to make a choice between Tyler and Jed, we had no clue what was going to happen in the end. (And neither did she, apparently – at least during the live portions.)
Before we see the taped parts of Tuesday’s Part 2 episode, Harrison previews lying and betrayal. He also tells us that a proposal does happen … but that in retrospect it “can only be described as cringeworthy.” Gulp.
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The final rose
Both Tyler and Jed plan to propose, and go to pick out rings. Tyler comments that one is loud and proud, like Hannah, while Jed focuses on the oval shape of one that’s akin to their constant love. Cute?
But Hannah still isn’t sure what she’s doing – and says she “can’t do this” on her way to the proposal itself! She asks to stop the car, and (like the clip we’ve been teased with), she steps out and trips in the street. A producer rushes over to see if she’s OK.
Of course, Hannah pulls herself together and makes it to the final rose ceremony – with one rose left. The man she has to end things with isn’t going to expect it, she says.
Tyler is up first. He pours his (muscle-protected) heart out to Hannah … and she interrupts him. “I am so lucky to be loved by you,” she says, still holding his hand. But then the kicker: “I love someone else,” she tells him. “I’m so sorry.”
There you have it, Bachelor Nation: It’s Jed. Jed, ever in character, shows up to propose to Hannah toting his guitar. To his credit, he talks her up before breaking out into song … but that doesn’t last long. “We always knew it’s me and you,” one of the lines goes, which would be adorable if it weren’t so cliché. Still: “I am in complete love with you,” she tells him.
Aaaaaand: He proposes! She says yes! He accepts the final rose! Happy ending, right?
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The truth about Jed comes out
People magazine’s story about Jed’s previous relationship is not the same version of events he told Hannah – and she’s ready to confront him.
He tries to tell his side of the story: That when he met the woman, he was very single, dating around and didn’t feel it was exclusive. But it sounds like a relationship: They spent a cabin getaway together and she met his parents. He also told her that he loved her before he left.
Hannah feels betrayed and we learn their relationship has suffered trust issues before.
“This doesn’t go away,” she tells him. She feels like the whole experience has been stolen from her.
“You got to see all of me; I didn’t get to see all of you,” she says during their heated conversation. He apologizes and says she doesn’t deserve this, that he wants to be better for her and for himself.
It’s not enough: Hannah slips her engagement ring onto the table and says she doesn’t know if she wants to continue their relationship.
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Are Hannah and Jed still together?
Live, she tells Harrison the last few weeks have been very difficult for her, that she’s sobbed on the floor and her whole life caved in. She’s been angry and questioning what happened, but has gotten a lot stronger through it.
Hannah clears things up for Harrison (and, us): “I am not with Jed anymore,” she says to applause. “The engagement’s over. We’re not together.”
Jed joins Hannah and Harrison onstage, where he apologizes again and tries owning up to his actions.
She knows it hasn’t been easy for him, or for his his family, and knows critics can be harsh. Hannah adds that what he did wasn’t right or good, but reiterates she did fall in love with him.
She appreciates his apology, and adds that she hopes he’ll learn and grow into the man she believes he can be.
He still loves her, but Hannah says that when trust broke between them, her feelings broke, too. She doesn’t love him like that anymore. (And adds, “It’s not something to clap about.”)
Hannah says later that she’s proud of the woman she’s become through all of this, and that she wants a husband but doesn’t need one. (Yes!)
Remember Tyler? He joins Harrison and Hannah onstage. The chemistry between the couple hasn’t gone away.
Hannah says she wants someone who will be bold like her and make bold moves. So it’s no shock when she asks Tyler out – and he agrees. It’s not the engagement the show has teased time and again, but we’ll take it after a topsy-turvy season.
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